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Saskatchewan drainage expert becomes hall-of-famer

January 23, 2023  By Drainage Contractor

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame (SAHF) has selected the five individuals who will be newly inducted into the hall later this spring. Among the nominees is Laurie Tollefsen, who recently retired as a director of the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation and Diversification Centre. He is also currently the VP of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, one of the few Canadians to hold the position.

Tollefsen obtained his BSA and MSc degrees from USask and has held numerous positions with AAFC and the National Water Quality and Availability Management Project. He is associated with professional and voluntary associations such as the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, Canadian Water Resources Association, Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Agriculture Institute of Canada, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists and American Society of Agronomy. He has more than 44 publications to his credit.

He has over 44 publications to his credit and has co-authored several book chapters.

The other SAHF inductees are Bill Huber, Kevin Hursh, Dorothy Long and John McKinnon. The induction ceremony will take place April 15 in Saskatoon.


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